Year: 2012

Second Annual Festival of Giving – Performers

Performers at this year’s event include this wonderful ensemble of local artists: Linda Breitag: Fiddler, singer, and writer of songs that tell the truth, Linda surfs the waves of passion, vulnerability and absurdity in a way that welcomes everyone. Ellis:

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Second Annual Festival of Giving – Non-Profit Partners

Donations will be gratefully accepted to support the following organizations that do wonderful work to help alleviate suffering: Buddhist Global Relief www.buddhistglobalrelief.org Buddhist Global Relief provides assistance to people afflicted by poverty, natural disaster, and societal neglect with a special

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Second Annual Festival of Giving

Common Ground Meditation Center in Minneapolis invites you to attend its second annual Festival of Giving, a benefit concert and community celebration devoted to the joyful practice of generosity. When: Saturday, September 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where:

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Reflections from retreat with Steve Armstrong and Kamala Masters, June 2012

A wonderful moment from Kamala and Steve’s retreat this year occurred for me during a walking meditation, when I rounded a corner and saw a fellow yogi sitting cross-legged on the ground, scribbling into a notebook. Until that moment I

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Sutta Study Reflection Theme 9-1-2012

The Middle Length Discourses:  MN 118 Mindfulness of Breathing, Anapanasati Sutta Pages 941 – 948 Passages to read out loud: Sections 16 – 22 Discussion Theme: Like last month, at the beginning of this sutta the Buddha reviews the breadth

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No Story Required

No Story Required By Barbara Burke A bird is a bird. No need to know color or hue girl or boy young or old A bird is a bird No need to know where it’s going where it’s been what

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Sutta Study Reflection Theme 8-4-2012

The Middle Length Discourses:  MN 77 The Greater Discourse to Sakuludayin (Mahasakuludayi Sutta) Pages 629 – 647 Passages to read out loud:  [to be determined] Discussion Theme: When the Buddha was explaining reasons why his students honor him, he mentioned

Metta

Editor’s Note: The following is the eleventh in a series of posts by Nora Murphy about the “10 paramis,” or qualities of heart-mind. With these posts, she’ll take an informal, personal approach to each of the paramis, in an effort

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Sutta Study Reflection Theme 7-7-2012

The Middle Length Discourses: MN 38 The Greater Discourse on the Destruction of Craving Mahatanhasankhaya Sutta Pages 349 – 261 Sections to be read out loud:19,22, 23, 24, 25, 30 Discussion Theme: Once the Buddha decided to teach, he had

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Resoluteness

Editor’s Note: The following is the tenth in a series of posts by Nora Murphy about the “10 paramis,” or qualities of heart-mind. With these posts, she’ll take an informal, personal approach to each of the paramis, in an effort

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